PTSD & Alcohol Abuse in US Veterans

Written by liam on July 21st, 2016

It’s widely understood that many members of the military become afflicted with PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder. This condition develops due to some sort of life-threatening event, such as warfare, assault, major accidents, or unwanted sexual encounters, among other traumatic events. Some sort of ‘trigger’ in everyday life will cause someone with PTSD to react as…
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Alcohol and Suicide – An Unfortunate Relationship

Written by liam on July 13th, 2016

Alcohol and Suicide go hand in hand, a huge problem that can be prevented. One third of all US suicides involve alcohol. That’s 2,500 lives that could have been saved with proper treatment and rehabilitation. An adult alcoholic is 120 times more likely to commit suicide than an adult non-alcoholic. The single most involved factor…
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The affects of Alcoholism on the Family

Written by liam on July 9th, 2016

Alcoholism is known as the family disease. This is because it does not just affect the alcoholic himself but those closest to him. Making the conscious choice to drink alcohol despite the negative effects on one’s health and life, as well as the lives of those around him, defines alcoholism. How Alcoholism Affects the Family…
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Death by Alcohol

Written by liam on June 23rd, 2016

Each year, excessive alcohol use is responsible for 88 thousand deaths in the United States. Excessive drinking is defined as binge drinking, heavy drinking, and any alcohol use by pregnant women or anyone younger than 21. Through education, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is at the frontline of the nation’s efforts to…
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What Alcohol Does to the Liver

Written by liam on April 16th, 2016

The liver is our largest internal organ, playing over 500 different roles. Among its many important functions is detoxification, digestion, metabolism, and protein synthesis, however if one had to name its main role, the liver is a detoxifier. This means it helps the body to get rid of waste products, as well as plays a…
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Binge Drinking | Does It Make Me an Alcoholic? – QuitAlcohol.com

Written by liam on April 16th, 2016

“Let’s get drunk!” As a young adult, an elder, a college student, a long-time alcoholic, a recovering alcoholic, a first-time drinker, or even someone who normally abstains from alcohol use, have you ever said this? It is highly unlikely that you haven’t at least heard these words – or something similar – uttered at some…
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How Your Drinking is Hurting Your Children

Written by liam on April 15th, 2016

Alcoholism is known as a family disease. This is because your drinking does not only have negative effects on your life, it hurts those closest to you. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence states that there are are 18 million alcoholics in the U.S., estimating 26.8 million children are exposed to various degrees…
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Accepting You Have a Problem with Alcohol

Written by liam on April 15th, 2016

No one starts drinking alcohol with the intentions of becoming an alcoholic. Unfortunately a great deal of men and women who drink alcohol on a regular basis will find themselves in a situation where they develop a dependency. It may not be clear to them at first, as drinking becomes more frequent they find themselves…
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How Families Are Affected By Alcoholism

Written by liam on March 25th, 2016

Alcoholism is not a self-contained disease that only affects the person who drinks. Addiction overtakes an entire household and creates destructive relationships, which shape the future behavior of partners and children. While the person with the addiction fights an internal battle against alcohol, the rest of the family often suffers physical or emotional damage that…
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Destructive Decisions caused by Alcohol Abuse

Written by liam on February 23rd, 2016

Alcohol can have a very strong impact on an individual’s life. Making smart choices is something that’s built everyone, but these choices may be misconstrued because of alcohol. Alcohol is a responsibility and must be dealt with self-control. When you drink, your decisions become impaired. If your actions become more aggressive and impulsive when consuming…
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